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What to do with cranberry juice cocktail?

edgarallanho Mar 25, 2013 07:39 PM

I'm talking gallons of the Ocean Spray stuff, the kind that has water, sugar, and ascorbic acid.

So far, I've used it as the replacement liquid in baking, in drinks, in cranberry sauce, and am currently in the process of making cranberry jelly and cranberry curd...but it's still too much! Any recipes or suggestions that can use massive amounts of it up?

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  1. boogiebaby RE: edgarallanho Mar 25, 2013 10:07 PM

    Popsicles. Freeze it in ice cube trays to use in Smoothies.

    Personally, I'd be happy with the juice and some vodka.

    1. ninrn RE: edgarallanho Mar 25, 2013 10:20 PM

      Cook a whole bunch of it down into a syrup-y reduction. You can season that with soy or other flavorings to make it into a barbecue sauce or glaze for meat or poultry. You can also use the reduction in vinaigrettes or stir in some bitter chocolate and cream to make a nice cranberry chocolate sauce.

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        HillJ RE: edgarallanho Mar 26, 2013 08:42 PM

        If you like jello you can sub the cold water with the juice.
        Make ice cubes for future punch or cocktails
        Give some of the bottles to your local food pantry
        Stew apples and pears in the juice
        Roast a pork loin in a juice reduction
        Dye Easter eggs

        1. weezieduzzit RE: edgarallanho Mar 26, 2013 09:05 PM

          Vodka and lots of lime.

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            Jerseygirl111 RE: edgarallanho Mar 26, 2013 09:15 PM

            Malibu Bay Breeze punch.

            1 gal cranberry juice cocktail
            1 can pineapple juice
            1 can pineapple chunks, if desired.
            1 bottle Malibu Rum 350 or 750ml to your taste

            Can slush in the summer or in winter cranberries in cran juice ice ring.

            Party time!

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